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How Has Legalizing Marijuana Changed Policing in Washington?

August 30, 2016

Washington and Colorado paved the way for making recreational pot legal back in 2012. Since then marijuana arrests have plunged in Washington. So what is the effect of legalizing marijuana on policing?

Capitol Roundup: More From A Busy Day In Sacramento

August 29, 2016 | Ben Adler

From a voting system overhaul to double pay on Thanksgiving, California lawmakers debated hundreds of bills Monday ahead of the Wednesday's final day of the two-year legislative session. Governor Jerry Brown got in on the bill action as well.

Julia Mitric / Capital Public Radio

Farm Workers Overtime Bill Might Not Add Up To Bigger Paychecks

August 29, 2016 | Julia Mitric

California farm workers could soon be eligible for overtime the way most laborers are: if they work more than 8 hours in a day or more than 40 hours in a week.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Farmworker OT Bill Passes Legislature After Heated Debate

August 29, 2016 | Ben Adler

The California Assembly has narrowly passed an unprecedented measure that would allow farm workers to earn overtime pay after working eight hours a day or 40 hours a week.

Seth Perlman / AP

Gun Violence Research Center Coming To UC Davis' Sacramento Campus

August 29, 2016

University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Monday her intent to establish the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis’ Sacramento campus.

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Fewer Inmates Being Returned To California Prisons Than Ever Before

August 29, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

Fewer inmates are being returned to prisons than ever before and the return-to-prison rate has dropped for the fifth straight year.

State Government

Would A Transparency Bill Allow More Opaque Campaign Cash?

August 29, 2016 | Ben Bradford

New requirements for campaign ads on TV could pass the California Legislature this week, after six years of attempts by open government advocates. But a state elections watchdog says it’s been compromised.

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